Conventional racing wisdom has it that speed, rather than an abundance of stamina, is the most important attribute in a potential King George VI Chase winner, hence the proliferation of specialists over shorter distances than three miles lining up at Kempton on Boxing Day.
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Thursday 05 April 2012
Friday 16 March 2012
Willie Mullins has described Boston Bob as a match for any novice he has ever brought to the Festival, which guarantees he will start a hot favourite for the Albert Bartlett Hurdle today. It would be no surprise to see him look a Gold Cup winner in the making, but the odds will be very short about a horse running on quick ground for the first time.
Thursday 15 March 2012
It is going to happen some day. And only when it does, perhaps, will everyone truly appreciate what has gone before.
Saturday 10 March 2012
Juliannne Moore is cast as Alaska's presidential hopeful in a recreation of 2008 election race
Wednesday 07 March 2012
Mitt Romney will be able to boast his way forward in the Republican nomination campaign today after scoring a respectable tally of states in last night’s ‘Super Tuesday’ contests. But a squeaker in Ohio where he dodged a bullet told the alternative story that he is still struggling to seal the deal with the party grassroots.
Saturday 11 February 2012
Thursday 09 February 2012
What's changed is that he is doing even worse among Republican grassroots voters than four years ago
Wednesday 04 January 2012
To paraphrase Winston Churchill's words about the battle of El Alamein and its place in the Second World War, this month of January does not signify the end of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, nor even necessarily the beginning of the end. But it is very much the end of the beginning.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
Of Romney's rivals, only Ron Paul has a genuine national organisation, built up in previous runs
Tuesday 03 January 2012
As the Republican primaries get under way, David Usborne is granted exclusive access to the crack team in the President's home town who hope to neutralise the enemy and return their man to the White House
Sunday 01 January 2012
Perry, Paul, Cain, Santorum, Bachmann or Gingrich? None of the above, it seems
Saturday 03 December 2011
Tuesday 20 September 2011
Is anyone saying that Wenger did not have the means to make a better job of preparing for this now crumbling season? Kean suggests as much
Tuesday 02 August 2011
The Tea Party and the 80-odd freshman Republicans it helped send to Congress last November had a good reason to celebrate last night with something with bubbles in it rather than milk and sugar. Yet such is their zeal for constraining government it was barely able to savour victory even when handed it by "cave-in" Barack Obama.
Friday 29 July 2011
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
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